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Meet the New R.E.M., Just Like the Old R.E.M. (Finally!)


If you're like us, you'd probably like to forget the past fifteen years of R.E.M.'s career ever happened — and now you can! At a concert in Dublin over the weekend, the band debuted new material that sounds like it could've been written during their Automatic-era commercial peak. Devoid of irony and synthesizer-free, "Until the Day Is Done" would've worked nicely as a B-side to "Nightswimming." And as long as you're not prone to motion sickness, the Blair Witch–style cinematography of this YouTube video might actually help you forget Michael Stipe's crow's feet or the fact that Bill Berry quit the band in 1997. —Lane Brown